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Mikayla was admitted to VCU Children's Hospital in late February complaining of difficulty breathing. Previously, she had been treated for a lump on her neck by her primary care doctor and given antibiotics. Had the lump been biopsied we would have known what the Emergency Room physicians later told us -- the words that no parent wants to hear. Mikayla has been diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin's Disease. Hodgkin's is a blood cancer and while it is more rare than Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, it responds very well to treatment and has an excellent cure rate. Mikayla has begun a very aggressive chemotherapy treatment protocol with the goal of sending her cancer into remission. She is being treated at Massey Cancer Center at VCU Children's Hospital.
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